The Lakers have given up on all efforts to obtain Chris Paul. The reason for the Lakers' withdrawal was not immediately known. Except to us Knick fans.
We know Paul will not sign an Extension...except with the New York Knicks. However, ESPN is reporting :
The Lakers will receive unspecified draft considerations from the Mavericks in exchange for Odom, whose contract slots into the Mavericks' trade exception created in their three-team trade earlier Saturday that sent Tyson Chandler to New York.
ALL SIGNS POINT TO AMARE, MELO, CHANDLER " RECONSTRUCTING THEIR CONTRACTS BY AT LEAST 3 MILLION A PIECE ALONG WITH LANDRY FIELDS, TONEY DOUGLAS AND BALKMAN'S EXPIRING... AND PERHAPS OUR ROOKIE SHUMPERT TO GO TO NOH WITH FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS TO MAKE CP3 A KNICK!
LETS HOPE THIS HAPPENS SOONER THAN LATER... AND IF IT DOES HAPPEN..... MELO, AMARE , CHANDLER AND PAUL PLAYED THIS LIKE A VIOLIN!
SWEET! SWEET! SWEET! LETS TALK ABOUT IT TOMORROW ON LIVE RADIO AT KNICKSFANATICS BLOG TALK RADIO. TILL THEN....ONE LOVE!
JJ Barea now reported by ESPN to have agreed to 4 year ($19.mil) deal with Minnesota T Wolves. Knicks surely not inclined or able to pay him that much nor would they commit to him for that long; nevetheless, by talking about him, they may have increased his market value. Barea's agent may owe them a favor. Yet for Knicks, one less point guard ia available.
Clipper Deal with CP3 going to LA collapses! Oh Man, They have no choice then to trade him to NY!! If they want to get something in return.. Peaceman everything looks like is going down the road that your source was saying that NY and NY only!! lol I just like that fact that we havent heard anything about the Knicks in SportsCenter because that means they are really Concentrated and not wanting no one to know what they are doing!.. I just feel like they have something up their sleeves and just surprise NY fans with a crazy Christmas lol as we already are having
This is so annoying now. Every hour there is an update with a new team in the running for Paul. When is he going to finally stand up and say "enough is enough, I will take my chances with New York in free agency!"
Peaceman. It's Sunday night and I don't see anything about CP3 becoming a Knick. What's up with your source? Not trying to give a hard time, just disappointed. Was truly excited about CP3 is/will be a Knick. I will be listening to your radio broadcast to hear your latest update.
Looks like the Clippers are the so-called frontrunners to get cp3 according to hoopshype, Mark Heisler tweeted that they have Minny's unprotected No.1 that maybe the best NOH can do. Peter Vescey had said that and I quote "Paul has told a peep or two he strongly would consider the Clippers as Game Plan No. 3 - behind the Knicks and Lakers". I never trust anything he says
The abuse of power by Stern is unprecedented and will have ramifications for years.What is his objective?Time will surely tell.I'm sure it has $ in front of it.Houston, small market and CP got screwed to the wall.Explain that.As for Knicks, treatment of Bilups dishonerable.Who wants to live with dogs, only sheep.
Nivens has potential to make roster. Played in Europe (Belgium) last year. He should get a close look and may make the roster. He has an upside. Knicks piling up on size: Chandler, Jordan, Harrellson, Jeffries, Nivins, Printezis (Shawn Williams?). Not everyone can stay.
N.Y. Post reports that Mike Bibby has agreed to sign a 1 year contract for veterans minimum of 1.4 million. He is being viewed as a back-up to Douglas at the point, but Knicks are still shopping for another point guard. JJ Barea said to be out because Knicks cannot offer the MLE contract he is seeking.
Knicks also reported to be in pursuit of Jamal Crawford who could also fill in at the point; but would he accept an MLE deal that resulted in a salary cut? Jamal would provide a nice veteran presence and his outside offense opens the floor for the inside bigs to have more scoring space. Jamal still has that stutter step, cross-over move that frees him up for the J or for penetration. He knows D'Antoni's system and could pick n' roll with Chandler & Stat. Hope they can get him.
I just wanna know whos willing to meet up for some Knick games in the city!?!? Because the 50 percentage increase on tickets make going to the garden equal to taking a small vacation in Virginia. Lol
For everyone wondering about the other two players in the chandler deal, Ahmed Nivins and Giorgos Printezis, i'll give you a scouting report on both.
Ahamad Nivins: getting better offensively, very quick and fast for his height. Takes pride in his defensive abilities. Good shot blocker, who is a good low post defender. Banger. He is relentless on boards, great offensive rebounder. He could round up to be a nice role player who defends and rebounds.
Comparision: Louis Amundson, better defensively.
Giorgos Printezis: Great locker room guy, great personality. Big time hustle and energy guy. He is a 3 who with more bulk could possibly play the 4. Isn't afraid of taking a hit, agressive around the basket. Has a lot of intangibles, willing to do the firty work. Could develop into a decent nba player. Good athlete.
Comparision: Dante Cunningham, although Nivins and Printezis are very similiar
A-ring-a-ling Fanatics. That's the sound of a triangle banging wITh Dolan basking in the glow with three big dawgs behind him. Everyone has a big 3 but the Kings of the F'n Hill will have 4 or maybe 5. Sure wish Coach Big Shot could have stayed. He's got a future like Monty and Mark. That's what happens when you pass through Mecca--you get remembered for future grind.
Kudos to Steely Glenn or G-dub who was stealth about this Script. Do posters here think that the lockout kept players and GMs from talking and planning among themselves? There were some silly references about the Bosh wedding and other incredulous non-news. Who refuted the pact made by Bosh and Bron to join Wade? The NBA needs drama until Xmas day so that the ratings and momentum build up. CP3 just decided not to play it out like LaDecision but these guys came to NY and talked. They talked about where they would eat and how they would split the check. The msm can give credIT to LBJ for that roster at FIU but in whose gym did they play?
A-ring-a-ling Fanatics. These are the missing pieces: Who's gonna make it ring at Mecca? How will the Fantastic Four Friends be rotated with complement role players? And how many rings can we get on this journey?
Steady ringing on that triangle to get the dawgs out in Mecca.
Ahmad Nivins, this could be another Anthony Mason type find!
Last night, Jerome Jordan hopped on a plane from Europe bound for New York,
Here goes another player we need to evaluate! A true 7'1 Center! He's ours 100% and can't wait to see him play.
Little noted but perhaps worth knowing for us Knick junkies is that the Knicks picked up two additional pieces in the Chandler deal with the Mavs: Ahmed Nivins and Giorgos Printezis, both power forwards. Nivins is 24 years old (6’9, 235 lbs) from St. Joseph’s College who averaged 19.3 pts pg. and 11.6 rebounds and 12 double doubles in the Atlantic 10. He is athletic, can jump, and can bang and score inside. Printezis at 6’9, 223 lbs is 26 years old and previously played in the Greek professional league. He is considered to be reasonably athletic with outside range as a stand still shooter, who can also defend and rebound. Nivens is more of an inside player and Printezis an outside shooter, who D’Antoni may favor because of his 3 ball range. Both of course may provide insurance if Shawne Williams signs elsewhere or either can be offered in a trade or two down the road. If anyone knows any more about these two, put up a post.
@Chr1s112 You nailed it when you wrote " NY and NY only."
When it goes down.( and it will) .I will put up a thread titled
" I DO THIS"...lol
@Chr1s112 We can't get him in a trade. Only way is if we trade amare
@Knicks_For_Life He's said that through his Agent. Now the Clippers are asking to extend one extra year before they give up Eric Gordan,,,which will never happen because if Paul is not signed in a trade and extends... he loses his Bird rights under this new CBA.
That's 40 million on the table there! If he's forced to stay in NOH the only way to make up that loss is in endorsements next year as he walks into NYC for free.
That's right KFL. Getting tired of players saying they will sign with only one team and then when that doesn't work out, they change to another team. When you think about it, at the end of the day, they want the benjamins (and a contender if possible), I don't believe CP2 oe Peacenans so called "source"!
@Knicks_For_Life Lets forget about paul for now
@fmart1557 Listen everyone is frustrated and a source is just that..not God. Be patience as you will hear more rumors every hour.
@Jsmoov24 Wait a minute..there's a new expansion team
coming back to Buffalo NY. Maybe Vescey can put him there? He's running out of teams! lol
@DanDovale We may need to clarify our JJ's. Jerrod Jeffries and Jerome Jordan are signed and in training camp. If you mean JJ Barea, the Knicks are reportedly looking to sign him but for less than the maximum MLE. We will likely know more tomorrow.
@DanDovale Checking it out as we speak... football has a lock on the NYC sports channels.
@DanDovale Jamal is getting unlikely as the knicks are refusing to part with douglas. Havent heard anything on jj
@Tman I can understand your feelings about Billups. However, I knew when they gave him the whole 14.1 Million TEAM option, it was not to play in New York. In fact at his age 14.1 million was indeed generous on Dolan's part. His lack of durability during last years playoffs hurt us. Jason Kidd is an aberration to play at his level at his age! I wish Chauncey well, but he got paid!
@Tman Houston is one of the biggest cities in America, idiot.
@Tman Stern is not abusing his power. He works for the owners and is doing what most of the owners want.
@Steady STEADY ALWAYS KNOWS WHAT'S GOOD!
@Steady Can someone get me up to speed with the IT reference?
@Peaceman big time hustle guy. Likes to bang... could develop into a decent role player
@Peaceman fantastic. I'm a big jordan fan. I've watched a lot of video on him. He is very advanced offensively for his age, but he needs to work on defense. I think Chandler can mentor him about defensive tenacity and ability. As I said he is advanced offensively just needs to work on defense, good rebounder. Remember, he only starter playing basketball at 18, he is still learning. Very excited to see him in camp though.
@Post_up_Prince Georgios Printezis:
Awards and accomplishmentsPro careerGreek Youth All Star Game: MVP (2006)2x Greek All-Star Game: (2007, 2008)Greek All-Star Game Slam Dunk Champion: (2007)Greek League Best Young Player: (2007)Greek national teamEuroBasket 2009: Bronze Medal. He looks like a slightly smaller version of Bogat.
Ahmad Naadir "Slim" Nivins (born February 10, 1987 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player. A power forward, he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the 56th overall pick of the 2009 draft. He was quickly released and is now playing in Europe for Bàsquet Manresa in the Spanish ACB. He previously played for the Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball team. He is the school's leader in career field goal percentage (63.4). He is also one of 26 Hawks to record 1,000 poin - en.wikipedia.org
@Post_up_Prince Good looking out PUP, I have to research
Ahmed Nivins and Giorgos Printezis.
Will It go down before the season starts?(in your opinion)
Amare'? how come they didn't ask the Clippers for Griffin lol?.. like we can offer Landry Fields who was a Rookie of the year Candidate and Tony Douglas who is young PG who has an upside and some draft picks? And possibly throw in that dude from Kentucky we drafted lol I'll do it to get CP3.. but that's if they the Hornets ate def. trading him before the season
CP3 or Peacemans
@jsk793 Hope it happens. We should know more by late Monday afternoon.
@Steady Isiah Thomas?
@Chr1s112 yea but what you don't get is the contracts wont add up. Amare is the onlr realistic way to get him. You could put douglas, shump, fields, and a 1st roundder, and it wont matter because the salaries won't add up.
@Post_up_Prince@jsk793@DanDovale Just read on hoopshype that Barea wants more than the 2.5 mil mini exception that NY can give him so knicks as well as other teams interested will have to get creative somehow to offer him more $$$. on another note the likelihood of Crawford coming seems to look slim, crawford also wants more than the 2.5mil mini exception and knicks are not trading douglas in a sign and trade to get crawford
@Post_up_Prince barea could still be in play as well